These arrests included amongst others 15 for murder, 24 for rape, 244 for assault with the intent to do grievous bodily harm, 95 for common assault, 35 for robbery, 62 for malicious damage to property, 4 for arson, 207 for drug related crimes, 345 for liquor related crimes, 8 for illegal possession of firearm, 34 for being in possession of suspected stolen property, 67 for shop lifting, 59 for theft and 47 for burglaries.
The successes were achieved during operations and day to day activities throughout the province. The activities included roadblocks, patrols, stop and searches and tracing of wanted suspects by various units and police stations within the North West.
“The following were amongst the items that were recovered: 19 knives, 30 firearms, 125 rounds of ammunition, 22 cellular phones, 69 computer appliances, 37 explosive devices, 223 340 counterfeit cigarettes, 19 vehicles, a motorcycle, cash and drugs consisting of 33 dagga plants, 3gr cocaine, 121 Mandrax tablets, 489gr of Mandrax powder, 245gr of CAT and 182gr of Nyaope.
A total of 666 fines were issued including 212 J534-fines for liquor related offences and 49 Traffic fines for contravention of the Road Traffic Act. 3 175 litres of liquor and alcohol concoctions were seized,” said Col Adele Myburgh, police spokesperson.